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Environmental Review Toolkit


Programmatic Mitigation Planning Guidebook: Improving Environmental Outcomes and Transportation Delivery
This guidebook offers information on developing and implementing programmatic mitigation plans to assist transportation and environmental practitioners with impacts of future transportation projects, including at regional and landscape scales. The intended audience includes planning and project development staff from State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, county transportation departments, and other transportation entities that can benefit from advance mitigation preparedness to facilitate future projects.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reviews of Tolling and Road Pricing Projects – Case Studies
The case studies provide information on the state of the practice regarding the NEPA reviews of tolling and road pricing projects through a diverse group of examples throughout the United States, showcasing at least one project from each region. The case studies highlight notable practices in six key areas: meaningful public involvement, environmental justice, multimodal travel considerations travel forecasting and traffic impacts, Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) or tiered NEPA reviews, and environmental analysis. The case studies highlight a diversity of types of pricing projects and level of NEPA documentation.

The 2015 Red Book, Synchronizing Environmental Reviews for Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects
This handbook is a “how to” for synchronizing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other reviews and includes techniques that can facilitate better review synchronization. The tools in this handbook support more efficient and concurrent review processes.

Successes in Stewardship Newsletter
Celebrating 16 years of publication, this newsletter provides insight into practices or programs nationwide that successfully promote environmental stewardship while also expediting project delivery. Each issue features practicable examples that readers may be able to implement in their own communities.

Roadside Best Management Practices that Benefit Pollinators: Handbook for Supporting Pollinators through Roadside Maintenance and Landscape Design
This document describes best management practices (BMPs) for design and maintenance practitioners. It includes summaries and examples of pollinator-friendly BMPs that transportation agencies can use to improve the quality of roadside habitat for pollinators.

Pollinators and Roadsides: Best Management Practices for Managers and Decision Makers
This document describes best management practices that transportation agencies can use to establish and improve roadside habitat for pollinators. Pollinator-friendly roadside management practices can reduce roadside operational costs, improve ecological outcomes, and benefit local and regional economies.

Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery
This workbook is intended to help transportation agencies and practitioners identify top strategies for accelerating multimodal infrastructure delivery. It describes thirteen key strategies that have been used effectively to accelerate multimodal projects—those intended to serve bicyclists and pedestrians—and provides examples and case studies for each.